After losing three-of-four to the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox will close out their 10-game homestand starting tonight in the first game of a three-game with the Texas Rangers at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rangers television market, you can catch the game on FOX Sports Southwest. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network.
Aaron Cook looks snap his four-start losing streak in his ninth start of 2012. In his previous eight starts, Cook is 2-5 with a 5.24 ERA. Tonight marks his first career start against the Rangers.
Yu Darvish makes his 21st start of 2012 for the Rangers tonight. In his previous 20 starts, Darvish is 11-7 with a 4.38 ERA. Tonight marks his first career start against the local nine and at Fenway Park.
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Here are today’s lineups:
|1. Ian Kinsler||2B||1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF|
|2. Michael Young||SS||2. Carl Crawford||LF|
|3. Josh Hamilton||CF||3. Dustin Pedroia||2B|
|4. Adrian Beltre||3B||4. Adrian Gonzalez||1B|
|5. Nelson Cruz||RF||5. Cody Ross||DH|
|6. David Murphy||LF||6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C|
|7. Mike Napoli||C||7. Will Middlebrooks||3B|
|8. Geovany Soto||DH||8. Ryan Kalish||RF|
|9. Mitch Moreland||1B||9. Mike Aviles||SS|
|Yu Darvish||SP||Aaron Cook||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:
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Henry: Sox ‘not making change in manager’ [rob bradford – weei.com]
John Henry: ‘We are not making a change in manager’ [clubhouse insider]
Feeling the Sox frustration [csn new england]
Early notes: Valentine has closed-door meeting with ownership [csn new england]
Henry: ‘We’re not firing the manager’ [csn new england]
Ortiz gets injection in right heel, status still uncertain [csn new england]
Sox try to get back to .500 vs. TEX [espn boston]
Firing Bobby Valentine won’t fix the Red Sox [extra bases]
Bobby Valentine: ‘I manage for my job every day’ [extra bases]
John Henry backs Bobby Valentine [extra bases]
Big picture remains out of focus for Red Sox [tony massarotti – boston globe]
John Henry: ‘We are not making a change in manager’ [projo sox blog]
Status of David Ortiz remains uncertain [projo sox blog]
Atchison to make determination on future [projo sox blog]
Bailey to pitch for PawSox on Wednesday and Thursday [projo sox blog]
Cook looks to get on track against Rangers [redsox.com]